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Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: lost in space
Date: April 12, 2022 03:53PM
We got word this morning that a friend of our son took his life last night. They first knew each other in 3rd grade. Matthew was 21, suffering from anxiety, Crohn's disease and intense headaches, getting treatment on the other side of the state with limited success. He was a sweet kid, but was having a hard time. Our hearts are broken. We'll be telling our son after work. My wife is with the family now.







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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 12, 2022 03:55PM
R.I.P.

Such a tragedy for someone not even beginning to start life. My condolences.



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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 12, 2022 04:54PM
My condolences. You may want to seek professional advice for your son.



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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: PeterB
Date: April 12, 2022 05:22PM
So sorry for your loss ... points out how urgent the mental health issues have become, especially in the last two years.




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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 12, 2022 05:41PM
So very sorry to hear this horrible news.



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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: chopper
Date: April 12, 2022 05:56PM
Due to the poison of social media it has never been harder to be a child or a young man than it is now.
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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: April 12, 2022 06:01PM
Sorry to hear about this. Positive thoughts and prayers coming that way.
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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: JoeM
Date: April 12, 2022 06:24PM
This is heartbreaking. My condolences to you, your wife, your son and his friends family.



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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: April 12, 2022 06:52PM
What a tragedy.
My condolences.
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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 12, 2022 06:59PM
Damn. So sorry to hear this, and so sorry for your loss. I went to funerals with my children for the four children who took their lives from their HS Class. It was and is heartbreaking.
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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 12, 2022 07:31PM
Just because you ask for help from a medical provider absolutely doesn't mean you will get it. I'm proof of that.

Hell, sometimes even family doesn't give a @#$%&.



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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: Don C
Date: April 12, 2022 08:00PM
So very sorry for your family and the family of his friend.
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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 12, 2022 08:05PM
Due to the poison of social media it has never been harder to be a child or a young man than it is now.


I agree 100%, though I don't know that this played any part in Matthew's suicide.

My condolences to you, your family, and to Matthew's family.






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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: lost in space
Date: April 12, 2022 08:36PM
His mom, even in this trying time, kept the news off social media because she wanted his friends to learn about it from people, not Facebook. What strength.

Thank you all for the comforting words.



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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: Rolando
Date: April 12, 2022 11:03PM
My condolences. My son's friend made a the same mistake at the same age.

He is still dealing with it.

Looking back, I recall have a couple of friends die by thier own hand. Some purposefully, some accidentally (drug overdose).



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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: stephen
Date: April 12, 2022 11:59PM
I'm so sorry.
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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 13, 2022 04:04AM
Your son will be fine. It could be way worse.

I got an early morning call to go to my brother's work and identify his body when he hung himself. You get over it. Carrying the grief around serves no purpose.



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The police have no duty to respond. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) or Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981)

Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 13, 2022 05:53AM
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Racer X
Your son will be fine. It could be way worse.

I got an early morning call to go to my brother's work and identify his body when he hung himself. You get over it. Carrying the grief around serves no purpose.

Sorry for your loss. Was you brother in his early 20s?



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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: Janit
Date: April 13, 2022 07:00AM
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Racer X
Your son will be fine. It could be way worse.

I got an early morning call to go to my brother's work and identify his body when he hung himself. You get over it. Carrying the grief around serves no purpose.

I am glad to hear that you have reached a state of equilibrium in regard to this tragedy. It is not an easy thing. Please remember, though, that everyone has their own way of processing such an experience, and it is important to give them the space necessary to do so.
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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: chopper
Date: April 13, 2022 08:20AM
My sense is that you can tamp that stuff down for decades but when you get older it's not as tamped down as you thought. Of course, Spock would differ.
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Re: Son's friend took his life at 21
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 13, 2022 03:05PM
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Speedy
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Racer X
Your son will be fine. It could be way worse.

I got an early morning call to go to my brother's work and identify his body when he hung himself. You get over it. Carrying the grief around serves no purpose.

Sorry for your loss. Was you brother in his early 20s?

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“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.” Seneca the Younger

The police have no duty to respond. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) or Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981)

Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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